Become UAV pilot
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operators are remote pilots of unmanned observation aircrafts, aka military drones, or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that gather intelligence used in operational tactics. Our drone operators are intelligence specialists; they are integral to providing Army personnel with information about enemy forces and battle areas.
- Conduct air reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting and acquisition missions
- Plan and analyze flight missions
- Perform preflight, in flight and postflight checks and procedures
- Launch and recover air frame from runway
- Perform maintenance on communications equipment, power sources, light/heavy wheeled vehicles and crane operations
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for an unmanned aircraft systems operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and over 23 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn on your way to becoming an elite drone pilot are:
- Performing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance simulation missions
- Preparing maps, charts and intelligence reports
- Analyzing aerial photographs
- Using computer systems
- Interest in remote/radio control vehicles
- Organize information and study its meaning
- Think and write clearly
- Attention to detail
Required ASVAB Score(s)
Surveillance & Communications (SC) : 102
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.
Future Civilian Careers
The skills you learn as a drone operator in the U.S. Army will help prepare you for a career with federal government agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency. It can also prepare you for other fields such as research or business planning.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program
Those interested in a career as a UAV or drone pilot in the Army may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at .What is the meaning of sax? What does gabriel mean? How long does it take to cremate a body? What does ns mean? What is a do dr? How to open a jar that won't open? How to do wakesurf tricks? What is the meaning of a facebook poke? What does salary mean? how dhcp helper address works How does dynamo do his magic tricks? What does it mean when your bilirubin levels are high? How to turn off location on iphone? Tricks to motivate yourself when you want to quit? How to do tricks in a scooter park? What does coax mean? Tips on how to sew bags faster? What does a xanax pill look like? 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